The Ace Baby Ace was the world's first aircraft to be marketed as a homebuilt aircraft when its plans was offered for sale in 1929. Plans are still available and Baby Aces are still being built today. It was designed by Orland Corben.
It is a single seat parasol wing monoplane of conventional taildragger configuration. The fuselage is of fabric-covered tubular construction and the wings are wood. A variety of powerplants may be used, typically in the 65-100hp range.
| MODEL||Baby Ace D|
| Loaded weight||430 kg||948 lb|
| Empty weight||270 kg||595 lb|
| Wingspan||5.46 m||18 ft 11 in|
| Length||8.08 m||27 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||10.22 m2||110.01 sq ft|
| Max. speed||176 km/h||109 mph|
| Ceiling||3200 m||10500 ft|
|BR, e-mail, 09.12.2014 19:58|
I have flown a Corben Baby Ace and this isn't one.
|murphy, e-mail, 18.09.2011 20:40|
After reviewing a lot of the descriptions and photos of the planes on this site, I find many many of them to be the wrong photos, or descriptions. Does anyone check their facts before posting, or describing these aircraft?? For being a "virtual aircraft museum this site is really pretty poor overall.
|baiwang, 18.06.2011 11:52|
it may be that the above photo of an aircraft may not be the one described. wiki shows a monoplane and I seem to remember it as being one.
|Barry, 07.04.2011 17:51|
One thing for sure this picture and specification bares little resemblance to the Corben Baby Ace. Try the Ace Baby Ace website.
|Alan Cagan, e-mail, 18.03.2011 14:36|
Built by Aircraft Engineering Corp A.C.E.) in Bethpage Long Island was the first commercially produced plane for the civilian market. Priced at $2500, and aerobatic, it was a commercial failure and only 7 were built. The only plane still in existence is at the Cradle Of Aviation Museum in Hempstead, Long Island.
|rj, e-mail, 30.08.2010 00:40|
After checking with wiki, it may be that the above photo of an aircraft may not be the one described. wiki shows a monoplane and I seem to remember it as being one.
|Richard Harris, e-mail, 10.07.2009 10:45|
Further info is available online at:
Corben Sport Planes
The Corben Club - Corben Aircraft
The Official Guide to Experimental Aircraft - Ace page
www.exp-aircraft.com /aircraft /ace /ace.html
|Richard Harris, e-mail, 10.07.2009 10:26|
The airplane depicted is a BIplane, NOT a "parasol wing monoplane", as you correctly describe the Corben /Ace 'Baby Ace' -- and possibly the biplane is a much earlier design (judging from its landing gear and vertical tail).
Do you have any comments?
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